About CDOT

Executive Director & Staff

Executive Director Shoshana M. Lew

Shoshana M. Lew was recently appointed as the executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). She is charged with leading the department in planning for and addressing Colorado's transportation needs and overseeing 3,000 employees statewide and an annual budget this year of approximately $2 billion.

Prior to coming to Colorado, she served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT). Also, she was the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at USDOT.

Ms. Lew has also worked in other areas of the federal government including the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Office of Management and Budget and Domestic Policy Council within the White House. Prior to her federal service, she worked at the Brookings Institution.

She is a graduate of Harvard College with a B.A. in history, Ms. Lew also has an M.A. in history from Northwestern University.


Executive Management Team (EMT)

The Executive Management Team members are comprised of office directors, division directors, regional transportation directors (RTDs), the chief engineer, the deputy executive director, and the executive director from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The EMT reports directly to CDOT's executive director. The purpose of the EMT is to focus on high-level policy and strategic issues, as well as business improvement.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBERS
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shoshana M. Lew 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Johnny Olson

CHIEF ENGINEER
Josh Laipply

DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Chief Human Resources Officer: Herman Stockinger (Acting)

DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT
Director: Debra Perkins-Smith

DIVISION OF ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Chief Financial Officer: Jeff Sudmeier

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Director: Herman Stockinger

DIVISION OF AERONAUTICS
Director: David Ulane

DIVISION OF PROJECT SUPPORT
Director: Jerad Esquibel

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
Director: Amy Ford
 

DIVISION OF MOBILITY OPERATIONS
Director: Ryan Rice

DIVISION OF TRANSIT AND RAIL
Director: David Krutsinger

HIGH PERFORMANCE TRANSPORTATION ENTERPRISE
Director: David Spector
 
DIVISION OF AUDIT
Director: Frank Spinelli
 
OFFICE OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Director: Jane Fisher
 

OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
Director: Darrell Lingk

DIVISION OF HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE
Director: Kyle Lester
 

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Director: Chad Ray

CENTRAL 70 PROJECT
Director: Keith Stefanik 

DIVISION OF ADVANCED MOBILITY
chief: Amy Ford 


REGION TRANSPORTATION DIRECTORS

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CDOT at a Glance
  • * Maintains, repairs and plows over 23,000 total lane miles of highway
  • * Maintains 3,447 bridges
  • * Oversees 28 billion miles of vehicle travel annually
  • * Plows about 6 million lane miles each year
  • * Spends $69 million annually on snow removal
  • * Keeps over 35 mountains passes open year-round
  • * Monitors 278 of 522 avalanche paths
  • * Administers about $11 million in federal grants for transit operators and $41 million in federal aviation grants for airports
  • * Manages over $5 million in federal grants for safe driving programs
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